From remote-controlled construction machinery in crisis areas to converting normal vehicles for autonomous driving, companies such as Gravis Robotics or Embotech are advancing social and technological progress with innovative digital business models. With the insurance solutions of its Digital Solutions division, industrial insurer HDI Global acts as a partner and enabler to companies worldwide that are driving forward the digital transformation by minimising and assuming the associated risks.
HDI can call on more than 120 years of experience in industrial insurance to demonstrate extensive expertise in protecting companies against complex risks. As digitisation continues, manufacturing companies worldwide are in flux. More digitally designed business models are emerging, and established players are changing their business models to keep pace with digital developments such as artificial intelligence or robotics.
Companies face unprecedented risks due to the transformations brought about by new technologies. This is where HDI Global's Digital Solutions unit comes in. It specialises in insurance solutions for partners in autonomous vehicles and systems, micromobility and online digital technology.
“In most cases, there are still no insurance solutions for the specific needs and novel risks of these innovation drivers. To address this, we develop tailored new insurance concepts.”
Meryem SeyyarHead of HDI Digital Solutions
In this way, HDI Digital Solutions helps its partners gain the trust of their customers and investors in their novel products and services and reduce their financial risk. “We see ourselves as a partner to our customers. As such, especially in times of accelerated market transformation, we support them in developing their business from the beginning and across all value chain steps,” Seyyar said. HDI Global is active worldwide as part of the Talanx Group. This means that the insurance solutions for customers from the digital sector can be easily scaled for other regions and adapted to local market regulations.
New partners in robotics and autonomous driving
The latest cooperation partners of the Digital Solutions unit include two spin-off companies that started at ETH Zurich, which stands for excellent framework conditions for academic research. Their graduates are in demand worldwide as specialists and managers.